Author Archives: Michael

A Very Special Memorial Day

Last year we had not planned anything “special” for Memorial Day. I had planned to catch up on some paperwork, and do some housework. We DID eat barbeque, and I took a nap. About 6:00 pm Kelly woke me and asked if I wanted to go for a walk in the park. Grudgingly, I said […]

Deepening Marital Commitments after Childbirth

Parenthood is one of nature’s most beautiful gifts people can encounter. Few feelings in this world equal the joy and passion that being a new parent can bring. A baby can not only shower immense happiness on the parents, but can also bring bliss to the married life of the couple. It has often been […]

Understanding and Changing Emotional Eating

Eating has become more than just breakfast, lunch and dinner. It has become a part of people’s personalities, more like a hobby and a lifestyle than an actual necessity. For instance, some people turn to ‘comfort’ foods when they feel sad or depressed. They turn to ice cream, chocolates, and other indulgences. Popcorn and soda […]

What is Mindful Eating

In a fast-paced culture that we thrive in, sometimes food becomes a mere necessity. Fast food chains grow like mushrooms on the sidewalk which show that the demand for quick hunger fixes is the increasing trend. For instance a typical weekday morning pictures men and women in work clothes walking in a pace akin to […]

Top 10 Ways to Make the Most out of Therapy

Therapy can be an effective way of finding out the core issues that are causing you to experience certain negative emotions, and can aid you on the way to fixing aspects of your life that seem out of balance. However, while your therapy sessions may be good, you may find it difficult to get the […]

Overwhelmed by Choices? – Focus on your Deepest Values

I recently posted a comment on Facebook – (why I even read Facebook posts is another matter). The comment was about the TED talk by Barry Swartz on the Paradox of Choice. Schwartz claims that we have too many choices and it paralyzes us, rather than makes us freer. I responded and several people responded […]

Meaningful Bucket List Exercise

A bucket list can be a great tool for living a more meaningful life and living more in accordance with your values, but only if it is done with meaning.  I have used the following method for years with success and I hope it can help you build a more meaningful bucket list for your […]

10 Surprising Statistics about Marriage

Matrimony is the source of joy for many people around the world but we have rarely ever conducted research on this merry gift of life. The following few points will provide a vivid insight into the few very astonishing and extremely interesting facts of marriage that people never really think about. 1. An average married […]